Who said the good-old-boy establishment didn’t exist in the LCRC? I wouldn’t have voted for half of the candidates last election (if I was able to vote for all) because they didn’t fill the bill for ethical candidates serving the people. Seems that some are trying to booger the Sheriff’s race also.
I am hearing from others about me becoming a delegate again. I won’t be here so I can’t, but the people asking are looking to knock Chapman out of office Here is one article to read. I normally don’t like Feds working in local venues or the other way around. It is an apples-to-oranges scenario. The choice I had last election was determined by ethics and I voted for Chapman because I believed him to be the best person for the job for ALL county citizens. I had my doubts. I read and hear things that Chapman is liberal. I haven’t seen a liberal or conservative ideology in his performance of the job. I’ve seen where ABSOLUTELY NO DEPUTIES like him or want to work for him. Really? Let’s have a show of hands from the deputies, otherwise it is only foolhearty hearsay. I read he doesn’t know how to budget and blew his budget one year. Sup. Buona, who castigated Chapman, should look at his own dealings with ripping off Loudoun citizens. Being inept and ignorant is not a crime. I didn’t expect Chapman to be a perfect manager right off the bat. He did what he should have and relied on others to help him in certain areas. Some of those others failed him and he took the hit. You can fix ineptness and ignorance. I have talked with Mike on several occasions. He is a likable guy.
Ok, so let’s look at his opponent, Eric Noble. I never met the guy but he seems to have had a great service record with the LCSO. Valors, awards, promotions. Ricky Frye likes him and I like Ricky. Then I came across something disturbing, which you can read here. I was told about this site but when I did an internet review of Noble, it appeared right along with Noble. When you read it, you will get the impression that Noble and his friends are very childish in behavior. Someone that doesn’t take their job or themselves very serious. What got serious was, to me, a tendency of dereliction of duty. The other articles said he retired. This article says he was terminated with prejudice. Hello? And if you have or have had a security clearance, you know not to do anything to ever jeopardize it. These are lasting things that stay with you forever. Why did Noble say he retired? Why the multiple monikers to blog sites to disgrace your boss? Childish behavior or just dangerous antics? You decide. The only thing I want to do is ask Sheriff Mike if it is true about Noble’s termination (just to reassure myself).
You look at what is being said about Chapman and Noble and make your own decision. There is still time to become a delegate. Something that really raises my hackles is a statement from a member of LoCo govt, stating that if you lose the GOP primary, back the candidate and don’t run as an independent (this race in particular, is how it was addressed). Why is that necessary now and not before? Fishy. Stinky fishy. These type politics stink because there is a lack of or, better yet, an absence of ethics. This isn’t about the most likable person for the job but the most trustworthy. With what I read, I can’t give Noble my trust. And I wouldn’t vote for him and put a burden on the citizens. We don’t deserve that. We need better than this.